Led by Team Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley (below, right), the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village is a leading centre for performance sport, comprising state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities, world-class coaches and sector-leading sport scientists and physiotherapists all under one roof.
More than 250 international level athletes – including a host of Olympic, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth Champions – and more than 20 regional or national sport squads have based themselves at the STV or have their national governing body (NGB) based here. University of Bath athletes who compete via our top-five BUCS Sport programme also benefit from this unique training environment.
Our Athlete Zone groups information for athletes who wish to study, train or combine studying with training at the University of Bath and who are seeking to maximise their potential. We have details relating to our dual-career, scholarship, talented athlete scholarship and full-time athlete programme and our Talent Development Centre.
- Dual Career Programme
- Full-Time Athletes Programme
- Team Bath Futures
- Athlete Zone Homepage
Athletes and Coaches
A high number of athletes and coaches who have enjoyed success at national and international level have made the STV their training home since its inception. Olympic, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth Champions based here over the past two decades include Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton); Paul Blake, Jason Gardener, Dai Greene, Colin Jackson and Sophie Kamlish (athletics); Dr Stephanie Cook, Samantha Murray, Mhairi Spence, Jamie Cooke, Joe Choong and Kate French (modern pentathlon); Tom Dean, James Guy, Freya Anderson, Calum Jarvis, Matt Richards, Ben Proud, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Jazz Carlin and Chris Walker-Hebborn (swimming); Eboni Usoro-Brown, Serena Guthrie and Kadeen Corbin (netball); Vicky Holland (triathlon); and Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing). Click here to see our roll of honour from major Games.
Pentathlon GB‘s National Training Centre has been based at the University since 1998, while the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association has won eight Winter Olympic Games medals – including three gold – while training on the UK’s only outdoor push-start track. We are home to one of only two British Swimming Performance Centres, which has produced nine Olympic medallists, including five champions, while Southampton FC also have a hugely-successful Academy at the STV, its graduates including four-time Champions League winner Gareth Bale. What’s more, some of the UK’s top coaches such as Anna Stembridge, Aaron James, David McNulty and Mark Skimming are based at the STV.
At Team Bath we are proud of our multi-sport environment based in our inspirational £35 million Sports Training Village which provides international-standard training facilities to more than 15 sports. Explore the state-of-the-art facilities at the STV, take a virtual tour of our complex or keep up with the latest developments taking place on campus via our Facilities pages.
Our fitness pages offer information related to our Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, as well as the High Performance Gym which is dedicated to performance athletes. You can also find out more about our strength and conditioning services, personal training programmes and fitness testing facilities.
Our physio and sport science specialists work with performance athletes to help them achieve their goals, including services such as nutrition; injury prevention, treatment and recovery; fitness testing; and strength and conditioning support. Our video analysis and fitness testing suites offer cutting-edge performance enhancement for athletes looking to take their training to the next level.
Each of the many sports based at the STV has a unique performance sport programme designed to push elite athletes to the very highest level.
We have more than 10 full-time coaches based on campus including former Olympians and international competitors.
Our strong external links with high profile clubs like Bath Rugby Academy, Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club, Southampton FC and Bath City Football Club help blood talented athletes into professional sport.